Ormuco for mid-market hybrid cloud offering

Published by Rodolphe Wilhelm, 8 Jun 2015

Ormuco is partnering with HP to launch a Helion OpenStack-based hybrid cloud solution the company said is designed specifically with workload portability in mind.

Hybrid cloud is still high on the agenda for many CIOs but challenges abound – security and compliance management, service automation and orchestration and of course, workload portability. The company is relying on HP’s implementation of OpenStack to solve some of those challenges, and said its ConnectedCloud offering will help enterprises move their workloads across OpenStack-based private and public clouds.

“Ormuco is entering the cloud services market since there is a vital need for a hybrid cloud solution with streamlined functionality for enterprise customers,” said Ormuco chief executive Orlando Bayter. “HP Helion OpenStack and Ormuco’s new data centres enable us to create environments that focus on service delivery regardless of the underlying infrastructure.”

Ormuco has datacentres in Dallas, Texas; Sunnyvale, California and Montreal, Quebec, and said it has others planned for New York and Seattle as well as an expansion into Europe with datacentres in Frankfurt and London.

The company is a member of HP’s Helion Partner Network, a federation of HP-certified OpenStack cloud incumbents globally that private cloud users can burst into, which is for the time being primarily how the company delivers scale.

“Ormuco requires extensive geographic reach and the ability to meet customers’ in-country or cross-border cloud requirements,” said Steve Dietch, vice president, HP Helion, HP. “With HP Helion OpenStack and the HP Helion Network, Ormuco’s Connected Cloud customers will have access to hybrid cloud services from a global, open ecosystem of service providers.”